07/23/2021 Press release

World Coral Reef Conference: Reef Protection of Global Significance

The 14th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) – the first virtual and climate-neutral world coral reef conference – will end on July 23, 2021. Around 1,300 participants from 80 countries were involved. Read more

07/07/2021 Press release

Endangered Coral Reefs in Focus

From July 19 to 23, 2021, the university is organizing digitally the world’s largest coral reef conference. The International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) is also scheduled to take place in person in Bremen in 2022.. Read more

03/04/2020 Press release

ICRS 2020 in Bremen Postponed by a Year

Due to the corona crisis, the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) will not be held this summer. The new conference dates are July 18 to 23, 2021. The dynamic spreading of the virus, the protection of all participants, and the travel restrictions were the factors that led to this decision. Read more

01/09/2020 Press release

2020 – Bremen’s Year of Coral Reefs

In July, the University of Bremen will host the most significant coral reef symposium worldwide. There will be public events in the city from January onwards. For the first time, the symposium will take place in Europe and is the largest marine sciences symposium in Germany to date. Read more

11/29/2019 Press release

International Coral Reef Symposium 2020 Holds Photo Competition

“Colorful diversity, white death – what can colors tell us about coral reefs?” is the motto of the photography competition being held in the frame of the next International Coral Reef Symposium, which will be held in Bremen for the first time in July 2020. Entries will be accepted until February 29. Read more

11/29/2018 Press release

"UN Climate Change Conference sets the course for ICRS 2020 in Bremen"

The UN Climate Change Conference will be held in Poland until 14 December. Its results will also have a major impact on the future of tropical coral reefs, says Christian Wild. The scientist acts as conference chairman of the International Coral Reef Symposium in Bremen, planned for July 2020. Read more.